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Celebrating Independence Day in Lincoln in years gone by

A pair of excerpts from Gold Pans And Singletrees looks at the first Independence celebration in Lincoln Gulch, some July 4th shenanigans in Lincoln a few decides later and the formation of the Lincoln Rodeo Club.

Series: Upper Blackfoot Chronicles | Story 7

Last updated 6/28/2022 at 11:35am

Steer wrestling at the Lincoln Rodeo in 1957

Celebrating in 1868

The residents of Lincoln Gulch were not always focused on mining, water, and the conditions under which they lived, and in 1868 they had a grand July Fourth celebration.

It featured a 100 foot flagpole flying a $100 flag; the flagpole was located in front of the post office. They reportedly had a 100 gun salute as well.

The glee clubs of Lincol...

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